Home / Health and Science / Leading the charge against obesity

Leading the charge against obesity

By

Obesity rates are soaring among all age groups, and nearly a third of children are overweight or obese, something the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is aiming to tackle. Burness Communications Public Policy Vice-President Elizabeth Wenk is leading the foundation’s efforts.

She  spoke with WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence about getting children away from television and computers, onto the playgrounds and eating healthier foods.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/WenkFinalQA.mp3|titles=WenkFinalQA]

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

Gainesville’s Mental Health Co-Responder Team Diverts Arrests and Saves Taxpayers Money

Shelley Postle and MaKenzie Boyer, who works for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, are only a call away for those who are battling mental illness and in an emotionally charged situation. In April 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian formed the city’s first co-responder program.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *